Fim Series: Escape Fire

Join us on Sept 26, Wed. 6:30 – 8:30 at the Forbes Library in Northampton.

Escape Fire: The fight to rescue American health care tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system? Escape Fire examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. This film follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. Escape Fire is about finding a way out. It’s about saving the health of a nation.

Resource speakers to kick off our discussion are Deborah Levenson and Jon Weissman of Western Mass Medicare for all and Dr. Jeff Korff, a local well-known critic of the health care system.

Watch Escape Fire trailer

The Film Series is organized by the Resistance Film Series of the Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars.